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#1 bp9801

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:59 PM

OCC reviewer ccokeman takes a look at a new video card offering from MSI. See how it compares as OCC reviews the MSI R6950 Twin Frozer III Power Edition - http://www.overclock..._power_edition/

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:37 AM

Seems like a pretty nice card, I've always liked the different non-reference designs that companies come up with too.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:38 AM

WOW that cooler is amazing!!

It was strange that the ASUS 6850 beat it overclocked even though it didn't get as high :huh:

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 01:07 PM

. that is one big cooler. Sure wish I had 300 smackers to drop on a new card right now...

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:40 PM

This is the card I wanted to downgrade to :P Looks really awesome and performs just as well

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:55 AM

CON: "Would Not Flash to 6970"

How many cards on the market still do the flash to 6970 with any regularity? I had heard that steps would be taken to prevent it from being successful.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:29 AM

Right now it just seems to be luck of the draw. My buddy just bought 4 cards here last week 2 of the 4 flashed.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:02 PM

Right now it just seems to be luck of the draw. My buddy just bought 4 cards here last week 2 of the 4 flashed.


It's not luck. It depends on when they are produced, For sapphire and xfx cards at least any cards produced before may will flash but those produced after will not because they are laser cut, which apparently makes them unable to flash to 6970.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:09 PM

It's not luck. It depends on when they are produced, For sapphire and xfx cards at least any cards produced before may will flash but those produced after will not because they are laser cut, which apparently makes them unable to flash to 6970.


Of course its luck, do you think you get to choose the card you get to buy online based on the date it was made :lol:

But ya as you said the date makes sense. That seems to be how it always is, as soon as they find out they make a revision change :glare:

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:11 PM

Right now it just seems to be luck of the draw. My buddy just bought 4 cards here last week 2 of the 4 flashed.

Other two bricked or just stuck as 6950s?

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

Other two bricked or just stuck as 6950s?


They are fine just stuck as 6950's.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:22 PM

Of course its luck, do you think you get to choose the card you get to buy online based on the date it was made :lol:

But ya as you said the date makes sense. That seems to be how it always is, as soon as they find out they make a revision change :glare:

Furthermore in the same batch you are going to get faulty and non-faulty GPUs. The faulty ones get some SPs disabled and are sold as HD6950s whereas the functional ones are HD6970s or HD6950s. The ones you're aiming at are the latter.


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